"Makkonen is a 21-year-old freelance editor from Finland who wouldn't have had a voice during the previous lockout. But suddenly through Twitter, YouTube and the traditional interviews on radio and in print that have inevitably followed, he has become the face of a million frustrated hockey fans. Worth noting, he's someone whose anger is directed more at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman than the players."
"I'm hoping now inspiration is there for everyone," said Makkonen, who has also set up a change.org petition to further the cause. "Everyone kind of knows what is going on. We can start doing these small things that can hopefully become something big."